You can also download the full list of wines shown at the 2019 festival here.
Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated, family-owned winery in America, now operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. Recognised as ‘California’s First Family of Chardonnay’ the Wente family were the first in California to produce a varietal-labelled Chardonnay in 1936 after second generation Ernest Wente persuaded his father to import cuttings from France.
Bat and Bottle are specialist importers of Italian wine. They list wines made by men and women who cherish the history and traditions of their hills and valleys. Such individuals make wines with a sense of place and unique character. We try to be serious when buying, but never too serious when selling.
With over 120 years’ experience, Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, providing the finest education in cuisine, pâtisserie, wine and management from short courses to professional diplomas.
Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or looking to turn your hobby into a career, Le Cordon Bleu London is sure to have the perfect programme to suit your needs.
You will be taught by wine experts, who will share their know-how helping you to develop into an industry-ready professional or simply to get the knowledge you’ve ever dreamed of.
Some of the unmatched programmes Le Cordon Bleu has to offer include Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management, Certificate in Wine and Beverage Studies, Wine Essentials, Canapés and Wine Pairing Demonstration, with some masterclasses running in the evening making it ideal for those strapped for time.
Visit us at the stand to find out more about the right course for you!
Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, dating back to 1692. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and a sense of wellbeing. Our wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where its grapes are grown. We have 88 hectares under vine and produce 13 different grape varieties with our highest vines – pinot noir and chardonnay – lying against Simonsberg at some 600 metres above sea level.
Our wines are best exemplified by the Babylonstoren logo, which consists of the pipe (representing the farmer), the flower (representing the garden) and the bird (representing nature). It is a combination of the very essence of Babylonstoren – keeping things simple and as true to the earth as possible. "It is this that we strive to achieve in our wine," says Charl Coetzee. "Truth to the area we are situated in on the slopes of Simonsberg, and simplicity by making elegant and balanced wines as natural as possible."
Greyfriars Vineyard is located on the sunny south facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back at Puttenham, just outside Guildford in Surrey. The original vineyard was planted in 1989 and since taking over in 2010 we have expanded the area under vine to 40 acres on two sites, focusing on producing stunning English Sparkling Wine. We have also built a state of the art winery and a natural chalk underground cellar for ageing our wine prior to release.
Our vineyards are predominantly planted with the three classic Champagne grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. We produce a range of spectacular sparkling wines reflecting the unique local soil conditions, climate and heritage of the Surrey North Downs. We also produce several still wines, including a Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Our wines have been extremely well received and have already won many prizes in international competitions, including a Gold Outstanding in the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018 for our 2013 Blanc de Blancs and a Gold Medal and the English Sparkling Rosé Trophy in the International Wine Challenge 2019 for our 2014 Rosé Reserve.
Southern Wine Roads lists an extensive range of premium quality Greek wines by distinguished and talented producers. Focusing on the vast heritage of native grape varieties, minimum intervention vine growing and natural winemaking we aim to bring you a comprehensive picture of Greek Wine today.
Jackson Family Wines was founded by California wine industry legends Barbara Banke and her husband, the late Jess Jackson. Over the years, the Banke-Jackson family have assembled an unparalleled portfolio of esteemed vineyards and wineries along California’s cool coastal ridges, stretching from Santa Barbara up through Monterey, Napa and into Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley.
Richmond Wine Agencies specialises in supplying independent retail and wholesale sectors of the UK wine market, exclusively representing over eighty wineries. Our range of wines features both classic and emerging regions, hand selected by our buying team with quality and value for money in mind. We have the pleasure in showing you a selection of our favourite wines at The Oxford Wine Festival and we look forward to meeting you!
No2 Pound Street is a Buckinghamshire based retailer of cheese and wine, we are thrilled to be part of the line-up at Oxford Wine Festival and will be bringing a superb selection of artisan British cheese. Voted Best Deli/Retailer by British Cheese Awards we pride ourselves in hand-picking our range of award winning British cheeses. Pop along to our stand to create the perfect cheeseboard to enjoy with your wines.
From its origins as winegrowers in 1870, Familia Torres has managed to combine tradition and innovation with the aim of making premium wine and brandy, always with the utmost respect for the environment. Rooted in the Penedès near Barcelona for more than three centuries, Familia Torres historically has wineries and vineyards in the Penedès and other Spanish iconic regions, as well as Chile and California. Once again, Familia Torres has been awarded The World's Most Admired Wine Brand in the latest issue of Drinks International. The Family returns to the number one spot, after coming first three times before, which makes it the only Spanish and European winery to lead the chart. Since the ranking first started eight years ago, Torres has always remained first European wine brand and either first or second at the World’s list.
W & J Graham’s was founded in Porto in 1820. Renowned worldwide for producing outstanding Vintage Ports, Graham’s also makes a range of Aged Tawny Ports, Late Bottled Vintage, Reserve and Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Ports.
Graham’s growing success in the 19th Century resulted in the acquisition of the famous Quinta dos Malvedos in the Alto Douro and in the construction of the imposing Graham’s 1890 Lodge. Overlooking the city of Porto, the Graham’s Lodge houses over 3,500 seasoned oak casks of Port, numerous large oak vats, an extensive Vintage Port cellar and Vinum – one of Porto’s premier restaurants. Graham’s is owned by the Symington Port-producing family. For more information visit www.grahams-port.com ; http://malvedos.wordpress.com and http://www.facebook.com/grahams.port.wine
Novel Wines is an award-winning wine retailer specialising in truly unique wines. The portfolio of over 300 wines and spirits is sourced by buyers Ben Franks and Gyorgy Zsiga featuring wine from central and eastern Europe, the Med, Asia, South America, South Africa, England & Wales, Canada and beyond. The collection comprises of a range of undiscovered grape varieties, with wines sourced from family wineries and community co-operatives. Novel Wines was founded in 2016 to make the market a more exciting place to shop, discover and fall in love with great wine. To date they have served over 1,500 customers across the UK.
Discover more: www.novelwines.co.uk
Catalan wine; it’s incredible and certainly not normal…. we don’t do normal, or OK, or middle of the road. Nor do we look for the cheapest or most expensive. What we look for is the extraordinary, the unique, the bold and the intrepid. L’altreVi is just that, it’s the “other” wine. A specialist in Catalan wines, we import from small wine makers who live to create the incredible. Every wine has been chosen by us from wine makers we call our friends and as such we would like to invite you to sample their brilliant creations. L’altreVi only import what we consider to be the very best organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
O N E I R I C; pronounced “Oh! – ne – rik” borrowed from Greek terminology and roughly translated as ‘dream’ is exactly that – a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the cool-climate Elgin Valley. Renowned for our consistency of quality, vintage after vintage, the Oneiric range focuses on striking a perfect balance between beautiful fruit, silky tannins and a lingering finish. We are committed to an elegant, food-friendly style of wine. Our wines showcase the typical character of the individual grape, which are representative of their terroir and produced in limited quantities.
gvino UK is a specialist importer of Georgian wine to the UK. We are proud to import exclusively selected and award-winning wine from famous vineyards across Georgia. Georgian culture and wine is currently going through a renaissance as Europe discovers more about this beautiful and historic region. Our wines are carefully selected and all our vineyards have been personally inspected to ensure not only the highest quality process, but also to support the development of the vineyards and the local economy. gvino UK was founded in 2017 by Anzor the Georgian, and Danilo the Italian, who became friends while studying at Warwick Business School.
Grape Minds is North Oxford's Independent Wine Specialist. Established in 2018 Graeme and Michael are two local Oxfordshire lads who have sold wine in Oxford for a number of years, always wanting to set up independently. With wines ranging from £7 to £700 available in store, there is no speciality as such, however every bottle has been selected by the both of them, against a backdrop of tens of thousands. Grape Minds already imports over 40 wines themselves, a list which is ever expanding and give wines that represent incredible value for money.
Proud to offer a wine for every occasion and every budget, they love their range and enjoy nothing more than sharing their passion for wine and Grape Minds at tasting events they host.
We are delighted to be back at the Oxford Wine Festival, for our fifth consecutive year! Since 2010 specialising exclusively in high quality Brazilian wines – the only such UK company to do so – Go Brazil will again be showing a full range of red, wine, rosé and sparkling. Look out for our new labels and vintages, including Don Guerino’s ‘El Gaucho’ Tannat, ‘Vintage’ Torrontés and their flagship Gran Reserva Traços, an impressive five red grape blend.
All wines are available to try and buy, with discounts offered on case quantities. We look forward to welcoming old and new customers alike to our Go Brazil stand in the Emerging Regions room.
Black Chalk is a wine proud of its English heritage, with roots firmly planted in the chalklands of southern England. We use the traditional method to create Black Chalk, using the tried and tested grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Award winning winemaker Jacob Leadley launched Black Chalk in 2018 with the help of his family members who are all part of the business. Since the launch, the award winning Black Chalk Wines have had a fantastic reception from the media and well respected industry professionals. Black Chalk have created a sparkling wine that showcases everything that Hampshire has to offer. The wines are fruit forward and complex. Jacob is a huge fan of Pinot Meunier, as he believes it grows particularly well in Hampshire and provides the Black Chalk with an abundance of red fruit, weight and depth. Finally, the branding is modern and fresh with the aim of promoting English Sparkling Wine to all generations. We hope you enjoy our wines, and we are looking forward to meeting everyone at the festival!
The Symingtons of Scottish, English and Portuguese descent have been port producers in northern Portugal for five generations since 1882. Today ten Symingtons work across their four famous port houses: Graham’s, Cockburn’s, Dow’s and Warre’s, as well as their Douro wine projects – Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta do Ataíde, Altano and Prats & Symington (of Chryseia fame) – and a new venture, Quinta da Fonte Souto in the Alto Alentejo.
Symington Family Estates is a leading premium port producer and the family are the leading vineyard owners in the Douro, with 26 Quintas covering 2,240 ha and 1,024 ha of vineyard. Their vineyards are managed under sustainable viticulture practices and 112 ha are organically farmed, the largest area of organic vineyard in the Douro. Symington Family Estates is unique amongst the major port companies in that each working family member farms their own vineyard, alongside those under the family’s joint company ownership.
Hard to Find Wines have been established for over 10 years, offering quality wines from boutique wineries from around the world. All the vineyards they represent in the UK and abroad are hand picked for exclusivity, and generally cannot be found in any other retail outlets.
Gwinllan Conwy is an award-winning vineyard founded by wine enthusiasts Colin and Charlotte Bennett near the Snowdonia National Park. They work together with Vineyard Manager Sarah Stewart, also assisted by their girls Tillie and Hattie at harvest time.
First planted in 2012, the vineyard has grown each year to over 3 acres with 3000 vines. These special hybrid grape varieties are chosen specifically to work well with the soil and climatic conditions in North Wales. These varieties impart a unique fresh and delicate style to the wines.
We are a UK based importer of artisan, organic wine from small independent producers in Italy. We choose to work with sustainable, boutique winemakers, because we find they put a great deal more love and passion into their work, which creates carefully crafted wines. These are real hard working farmers that are in tune with the seasons, who pour their heart and soul into producing the perfect, artisan bottle of organic wine. The rural farmers we work with produce less than 70,000 bottles of wine a year, which in contrast to the larger producers that sell in the region of 35 million a year, it makes the wines we source extremely exclusive.
All of the wines we source are created using organic methods, which involves the smallest amount of intervention from the winemaker, and no pesticides are used at all during the lifespan of the vines.
Are you looking for French wines that are not destined for the supermarket shelves? Are you looking for wines that the discerning French wine-drinker buys? Are you looking for wines made by people rather than factories, and imported directly by a friendly independent merchant? If so, then welcome to Bordeaux and Beyond Ltd. – we have been providing answers to these questions for over 10 years! We really are a different type of wine company – please go to www.bordeauxetbeyond.co.uk to find out more!
Oatley is a small vineyard in the Somerset Countryside that has been growing single vineyard wines of serious quality since 1985. We have old vines, red soil, and dry white wines that have been winning international awards for over 20 years.
Cadman Fine Wines is a UK independent fine wine merchant founded in 2004 in rural Northamptonshire. We specialise in the world's finest, most sought-after wines from great and historic vintages, plus real finds from small producers; wines which embody classic regional styles, plus unique cuvées crafted from rare, indigenous grape varieties that you will not find on the high street.
Our wines are intelligently and skilfully sourced by our experts exclusively for our customers. All our wines are made by skilled winemakers, who know that great wines are made in the vineyard, not the cellar, and who really care about the contents of the bottle and making their terroirs shine through.
Discover wines the French usually keep for themselves.
The best wines are made by small growers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Our mission is to seek out winemakers who make small quantities of great wine and bring them to this country. Barrel-fermented whites, oak aged reds, old bush vines…All made with great respect for the environment. Come and taste today, then order a delivery to enjoy at home. See our range on
Fine Wines from Austria and Germany.
We offer a broad range of typical grape varieties from all the major wine regions in Germany and Austria. All of our wines are hand-selected for the UK market. We deal only with 10 wineries which we have known for years, so we fully understand their wine-making processes. All wines are already stored in the UK, Excise Duty prepaid and can be delivered in 1 to 2 days.
We focus on what we understand - German and Austrian wines. And we want to ensure that you, our customers, get great value for your money. Please find our wines on www.gkwinehouse.co.uk. For price information and orders please drop us an email: email@example.com or give us a call: 020 32864120
Specialist retailers of unique and exquisite wines from the New World.We hand-pick boutique, limited volume wines that offer our customers an unconventional look, taste and feel. Where possible we source wine of minimal intervention from sustainable and organic vineyards.
Our small estate of Podere Sant’Alberto is located 10 miles north of Siena, Tuscany, set in the foothills below Castellina in Chianti. The estate covers 12 hectares of vines, olive groves and mixed woodlands on a sloping terrain of clay with limestone deposits, at an elevation of 250 metres.
Italy is one of the leaders for organic vine growing since its climate makes such growing schemes relatively easy in most vintages. Our aim is to make both a natural wine and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, taking fruit that is grown organically, then in the cellar adding nothing, while also not taking anything away.
Just off the A40, five miles west of Oxford lies Eynsham Cellars, Eynsham’s Indie Wine Shop. Owned and operated by enthusiastic 'wine dudes' Oli and Iain, their store welcomes everyone, even if they know nothing about wine. Navigate your way around 400 different wines, 60 bottled ales (mainly local brews), a wonderful selection of lagers and a dazzling spirit selection (the gins are growing at an alarming rate!). With a little guidance you will find everything from reliable midweek quaffers to fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. When either of them aren't behind the counter there is a good chance they are out there searching for the next mind-blowing Argentinian Malbec, Otago Pinot Noir or Picpoul de Pinet. There is of course a focus on good old fashioned customer service and the two men love nothing more than finding you that perfect wine to accompany a meal, or enjoy with friends.
Oxford Chelt Wine School offers wine tasting events at St Peter’s College, Oxford, and all over Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. We offer wine tasting evenings appealing to all levels including our 8 week “World of Wine” course and Saturday Wine Tasting Days at Portabello Restaurant in Summertown, and at Hotel du Vin in Cheltenham. We are also an approved APP for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, offering Level 1 and 2 courses. In addition, we organise tastings for companies, universities and private parties of all types, with recent clients including Oxford University and the Said Business School. As members of the Local Wine School network, we are part of the largest independent network of wine schools in the country.
SOLARIS Wines is a new wine company created by Andrew Walker. After spending some 20+ years working in the wine trade he had the idea that it would be interesting to import wines from smaller producers in lesser known regions into the UK. The wines he has thus far launched have mostly been selected on personal visits to the regions and after extensive tasting and discussions with the producers. The parcels of wine he has purchased he believes represent real value for money, and often a point of difference from what is currently on the shelves of UK retailers. At the Oxford Wine Festival Solaris will be featuring their exciting range of wines newly arrived from the Tilia Estate, Slovenia and also a selection of ‘old world’ wines from France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
We are a locally family run independent wine merchant, in business for nearly 45 years and with continuous wine trade experience of over 50 years. We also trade under the name of Peter Osborne Fine Wines.
We specialise in offering quality wines that will suit your palate and your pocket from many European and ‘New World’ countries. Interesting wines that you are unlikely to see in the supermarkets. Enquire about our excellent selections from France, Italy, Portugal, Austria and Germany. From the ‘New World’ we have exceptional selections from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina and mostly all exclusively shipped by ourselves!
Croatian Fine Wines is already the place to go for wines from the Balkans and our range continues to grow. Having started with wines from Croatia, we now have wines from that country, Slovenia, Bosnia and now Macedonia and soon, thanks to some excellent detective work, from Bulgaria also. We continue to increase new countries and new winemakers as often as we discovery quality wines and we visit each winemaker at least once per year, maintaining a strong relationship with them and constantly increasing our knowledge of the countries, the terroir, the grapes and the wines.
Whilst it is always interesting to see how different winemakers use international varieties, the fascination, for us, lies predominantly in the indigenous grapes of the various countries. Being present at many retail and trade shows has demonstrated to us that these are also the wines that fascinate others. Fortunately for us, the quality remains high whilst the price remains competitive and often lower than might be expected, allowing us to offer genuine value for money to our customers.
At Grace Wines we understand that you cannot produce good wines from bad grapes. From vine to bottle the wine philosophy is focused on quality rather than quantity. Our wines and ports exude personality, passion and perfection. We specialise in bringing the finest Portuguese wines into the UK from Quinta da Plansel, Quinta dos Vales, Adega da Cantanhede and Borges.
Quinta da Plansel (Alentejo) are passionate about showcasing the best Portuguese mono-varietals, Dorina Lindeman’s wines exude terroir!
Quinta dos Vales (Algarve) aim to perfect the art of winemaking by continuously striving to produce the finest wines from the best hand selected grapes.
Adega da Cantanhede (Bairrada), in 1954 a group of 100 farmers founded the Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede, their business model enables them to produce wines of exceptional quality and remarkable value for money.
Borges (Douro) are pioneering, innovative and the indigenous creator of port wines with tons of personality!
Our wines have been entered into many wine competitions and been honoured with hundreds of national and international medals and awards, as well as commendations and great reviews. In fact, whilst we may not be enjoying first class travel on
major airlines - two of our wines are!
We work exclusively with restaurants, events organisers and suppliers, wine bars and hotels. You will NOT find our wines in any UK supermarkets, so do visit our online shop to see our lovingly selected range of wines & Ports :
We also offer private wine tasting sessions, food-wine pairing evenings and can provide a wine-bar service for your special event.
The Bagel Bus is a family run street food company specialising in hot filled gourmet bagels. All our meat is locally sourced farm shop quality, each bagel is freshly toasted and made to order to ensure the highest quality of product for all of our customers. For the Oxford Wine Festival, we will be serving a trio of hot filled bagels, including the ever-popular Lamb Bam Thank You Ma’am – filled with a minted Lamb patty on a bed of rocket, with a Greek yogurt, feta cheese & pomegranate dressing and our vegetarian favourite, Halloumi Heaven – featuring freshly grilled Halloumi cheese with a slice of beef tomato, rocket and a spicy harissa mayo.
Since 2015, we have been exploring the Champagne region in France, sourcing the most authentic expression of its world-renowned wine; we call this Champagne de Terroir. Working closely with the finest producers of grower champagne, we specialise in the creation of champagne concepts. We seek and find the world’s most authentic and exclusive grower champagnes. We currently work with businesses and individuals across the UK to develop unique & tailor-made concepts in order to meet their champagne needs. We are a small and independent distributor, based in Oxford and London, but we are actively expanding our client based into South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and Western Africa.
Exton Park Vineyard is an award-winning English Sparkling Wine producer located in Hampshire’s South Downs National Park, just outside Winchester. The 60 acre single-vineyard is planted on pure chalk soils, producing vibrant and mineral wines with a distinctive style and complexity. Our wines have been awarded multiple gold medals and are listed in some of the finest restaurants around the UK. As a true single-estate producer, with complete control over the entire production process, our focus is on quality, provenance, and terroir expression.
For more information visit: www.extonparkvineyard.com.
State of the art wine cellar design, wine walls, wine storage solutions, and more. Our bespoke wine cellars and storage for collectors are of exceptional design, and can be designed to suit your requirements. With years of experience in the refrigeration field we have created a blend of off the shelf and custom products ensuring your vintages remain in top form with temperature control, humidity control, racking, and SMS temperature alert systems. We can work independently or alongside top designers, builders, and artisan craftsmen to help you create the ultimate wine storage solution. Your wine room should reflect not just your tastes, but your home's style too and we take pride creating the right solution for you and your home, and creating an area to show off your vintages to their best ability. We are also suppliers of a large selection of ready made racking and shelving, including Cable Wine systems and Millieseme racking, and UK Dealer for Dunavox and Swisscave wine fridges